The warm February and early March in DC this year was followed by
snowflakes and a hard freeze just four days before the cherry blossoms
were forecast to peak(70% bloom). Those blossoms that were the earliest
to open (about half) were killed by the cold and many of these still
hang from the trees after turning brown. The other half were not so far
along, survived, and are not open. This video shot March 25, the day
the blossoms were said to reach peak this year.